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Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
or why not? no, as war len buffet says if you don't understand the business don't invest. and jeff said $1,000 investment in amazon as ipo price equals $239,000 today. a $10,000 investment today would be worth $2.3 million. you're talking about amazon by the way. tell me what you think by tweeting me or leave us a comment on facebook. i know you don't want all this stuff. what you want to know whether or not you should buy the stocks. scott kessler heads up the research team. hilly cramer serves as chief investment officer and managed more than $5 billion in private equity and publicly traded investments in her 25 years of investing. welcome to both of you. scott, we gave all this information price to sales, but my question really is people buy stocks because they think stocks are going to go up. what do you think of twitter at $26? >> thanks for having me. we put out pipo research on twitter and we engaged in the same analysis that you highlighted looking at price to sales, price to sales to growth rates in sales. the conclusion that we arrived at is that twitter would be adequately va
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
they have what is called the thin file. they don't have a lot of credit yet, and so they can turn it around easily by starting to pay the new credit on time, and not overutilizing or maxing out their credit. they could make a change fast. >> one positive change came across because of a card act by congress is that there is not as much credit available to those under 21. how does that affect these numbers? >> it's a double-edge sword because it kept lenders from sending new proposals or new credit cards to people under 21. but the double-edge sword is that they don't have that experience and the ability to learn from it until they're older. it's important nor them to learn how to pay bills well early so when they want to get a mortgage later they have that experience and they have the good credit score to rely on. >> it forced lenders to take a harder look at the ability to pay bills, which has kept some people from getting credit for people of all ages. has that resulted from fewer people with bad credit from being on the books. >> it may have. there so many different sources, so it makes i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 3:30am EST
. it came been 1.2 millionkm of the services. don't forget you can catch up with the news on you are the most important part you are the most important part of the show to join our live of the show to join our live conversation on twitter for the conversation on twitter for the next half hour. next half hour. it is no secret that retailers it is no secret that retailers are getting ready to gobble up are getting ready to gobble up your shopping dollars this your shopping dollars this holiday season, but they are not holiday season, but they are not the only ones. the only ones. charities are also counting on charities are also counting on the gift of giving over the the gift of giving over the holidays, holidays, charities get more charities get more than a third of their than a third of their funds in funds in the final part of the final part of the year. the year. the good news, is that americans the good news, is that americans are among the most generous are among the most generous givers in the world. givers in the world. the median amount americans give the median amount am
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 7:00pm EST
? >> it is great to be here. thanks. great question. i don't think people are pulling back on the charities, they are pulling back on the amount of money they are giving away. and it's based on uncertainty about the future. people who gave 100 last year may give 50 instead to hedge their bets for 2014. >> we have seen these great housing numbers and the stock market is on a terror, but some people feel like they are not out of the recession. how do you make people feel better about giving? >> i think there's two parts of it. one is helping people think about how much can they give. and the work we do is helping people explore what is possible, and they are giving. with too many people the giving decision is an impulsive one, you ask me if i'll make a gift to the heart association, on tuesday, maybe i say yes, on thursday, no. >> right. >> the other half is about impact. do you know the groups you support are having a big impact. and just taking a little bit of time before you are asked, helps. >> where would you suggest my viewers do that sort of research? this >> there are groups like char
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 3:30am EST
. they are for things that don't generate a lot of income on an ongoing basis. history teachers, english professors, those kind of people make good pay, but they don't edge. >> as an economist how do you fix the problem? >> it's actually a global problem. the whole world wants to export to growth, somebody has to buy this stuff, so we're getting disinflationary pressures. the reality is we really need to have significant changes in the way we deal with things from a tax perspective and from an income perspective and the type of incentives the government provides for education and jobs in this country, and that's not even being talked about. >> and it is not going to be because we tend to focus on simpling issues? >> correct. >> what is your short-term outlook for these numbers? >> the reality is we're stuck here. if you look at the numbers you laid out, consumer, [ technical difficulties ] 2015. >> i see. steve is the chief economist at mozuho securities. thank you. >> thank you. >>> bird is the word on wall street. the shares almost double on day one, but will the rest of us be tweeting the blues
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
that injuries don't appear to be life-threatening. the police are questioning six people in connection with the shooting, according to school and police officials. those are your headlines and we have "real money with ali velshi" next on al jazeera america. you >> the stock market is up another record. 25% this year. that probably means your portfolio is a little off balance. i'll help you set it straight. and a man tells fortune 500s where jobs are heading. we'll tell you where you can find jobs next year. i'm ali velshi, this is "real money." ♪ >> 24 is "real money." you are the most important part of the show. join our live conversation on twitter using the handle @aj real money. i've been telling you about the stock markets bull run. the s&p 500 which mimics the stock holds in your 401k has gained a crazy 25% since the beginning of 2013. the year is not over yet. this is kind of crazy. that's more than double you get in an average year. but those big gains have probably thrown your portfolio, assuming you have one, out of whack by making it too stock heavy. that can spell danger
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 3:30am EST
's a beautiful thing. they don't have a portfolio manager. a lot of draw backs, they're computer generated. >> which means they're inexpensive. >> but for a lot of individuals who want more risk, who say you know what, i like the way he was trading, i want his expertise, you don't have that, but you do get exposure to the market. as the market goes. >> people say china is going gang busters, that might have been a place you want to actively trade mutual funds because it's a real manager. >> the beautiful thing about the traitor exchange funds. we just had twitter come out, a great exchange to trade media stocks. if you don't want to go with one particular stock in one particular industry, go to a broad portfolio. they've been around since the 70s, the trader funds have come along in the early 90s but they have accumulated the asset value, and they are the hot new thing on the industry. >> ryan mack, we'll continue this discussion. >> thank you. >> obamacare enrollment numbers are in, and they're pretty low. about 106,000 people signed up for health insurance in the first month. that's roug
Al Jazeera America
Nov 10, 2013 3:30am EST
-private partnership could be the way to do it. we don't have many of these, nobody trusts anybody. what is the likelihood of getting ports fixed and the electrical grid done, highways, high-speed rail - it doesn't go anywhere? >> i continue to be an optimist. i look at history, at the aftermath of the gingrich shutdown. the american people were understandably and appropriately angry and wanted results from congress. approval ratings went in the tank. there's a bipartisan recognition to move forward. dwight icen hower brought us the highway system, ronald reagan immigration reforms. elizabeth dahl - her favourite moment, the passage of the minimum wage. >> let me ask - minimum wage. the president came out with support for a higher minimum wage, we have a minimum wage that does not suggest we are a wealthy country in the world. people that work at minimum wage need to earn more than they earn. but we need to create jobs, many jobs are entry level. >> nobody who works a full-time job should have to live in poverty. the former ceo of costco demonstrated that you don't have to make a choice
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 3:30am EST
wordsy borrowers. banks don't have to lend to realise a return because the fed pays a quarter per cent interest on them. >> it probably should be stopped. >> the fed is buying $85 billion of bonds a month. >> we have to wonder if it's a q eternity, it would be a while before the federal reserve gets a chance to pull back on asset purchases. >> purchases that americans are waiting to feel richer for. >> the amount of loans made by commercial banks is back to where it was before the recessi recession. we need more lending and borrowing to kick the economy into high gear. what is not clear is whether the banks are unwilling to lend more or whether demand for loans are not there. >> he's the match maker of the software world as clients are not looking for love, they are looking for work. >> sort of like a dating service. you can have two great people that don't get along. that's fine, if you don't match at the first company, there's others. if you don't match with the first candidate. we'll bring you another. >> if you thought video games were a waste of time, thing again. with some job re
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 5:30am EDT
holiday merchandise we typically don't put out this early, but this year we did. we're going to do a big sale right after thanksgiving. we have never done that before where we're trying to compete with cyber monday. we're hoping that that's going to do a lot of new business for us and they'll come back in december for last-minute items. >> are you discounting more than you would, or is it the timing of the sale change . >> the timing of the sale has changed. typically we wait until december. this year we're doing it the beginning of december, and some in october and november. we've never had to do that before. that's new for us. >> a lot of you are stuff is not manufactured nearby so you have to plan for this a long time. you would have had to buy your inventory that you're hoping to sell at christmas long before you knew about the government shutdown and interest rates and things like that. you probably have satisfying, but tell me about your buying patterns and your staffing patterns. >> right. we hit hard in the first quarter. in february there is the new york toy show, we look at all
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 10:30am EST
off to the public, the real treat is a can chance to py freely outdoors. something they don't get to do o much. and is that is because they live in a city deemed one of america's most dangerous. under siege by violent crime. >> i lost a sister, a stepson, a grandson and i lost a cousin through violence. >> reminders of lost lives here are everywhere. >> this is obie. this is where o bit. bie was shot. he was pi my grand son's best friend. and this one over here nico he was a good friend too. they both killed right here. >> born and raised in north camden raeyes laments the changes. camden was so sweet. you walk down the street in camden we used to leave our doors open and your our bikes e sidewalk. you can't do that now. >> camden is a snapshot of urban decay in america. with a population of 77,000 camden has lost more than one third of it's residents since 1950. rated the poorest city in america last year. nearly half of all pool in -- people in camden live in poverty. >> the signs are obvious and the effect are deadly. hours before we ey arrived in camden a 5 53-year-old woman
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 3:30am EST
. it could be an in the weekend's plenary that it begins. >>> there it is. don't forget the latest on the website - aljazeera.com. "real money." >> this is "real money." you are the most important part of the show. join our conversation over the next half hour on twitter to use the handle #real money. >>> the government added 204,000 new jobs in october. but don't get too cared away. all these jobs reports are revised after the fact. and we just got the revision for september. it was revised upward. i know you're not getting excited. consumer sentiment is down to its leos point in two years. and concern, is always jobs security. that's understandable like our economic recovery as a whole the october jobs numbers painted a very mixed picture. the unemployment rate actually inched upward to 7.3% despite the number of jobs added. this might have come in lower if not for the hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed from their work during the government shutdown. they were counted in the calculation of this unemployment rate. either way ignore this. ignore this every month.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 3:30am EST
closed lower on tuesday, but please don't mistake being down for being out. the s&p 500 which mimics some of the stocks that you may have in your ha 401k. it is up 24% so far. and generally there is a gain that will pick up 6% or more. but the bull run goes back to the bottom of march 9, 2009, and more or less picked up all the way since then. if you invested right there on march 9, 2009, it would be worth $2,611 just for your investment. i don't know about your taxes. but you wouldn't have invested back then because march 92011 feels opposite of what today feels like. nobody wants to invest like that back then. why buy high when you can buy low, this is the time to buy, seems like it many of you are piling in. the highest inflow since 2000 generally speaking mutual funds are marketing retailing investors. so there is a good way. they measure your appetite for this market. in fact, 45% of individual investors now say they're bullish on the stock market now four years and eight months in this rally you're bullish, excellent. that's six points higher than the survey's long-term average. tha
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 3:30am EST
: banks don't have to lend excess reserve to his realize a return because the fed pays a quarter of a percentage point interest on them. >> the policy of paying interest on extra reserves weakens the impact of quantitative easing on the economy, on the willingness to lends and, probably should be stopped. >> reporter: meanwhile, the fed is still buying $85 billion worth of bonds a month. >> we have begun to wonder if this is actually some sort of "q" he stern at this. it the could be another chance before the federal i federal res back on its asset purchases. >> reporter: purchases many americans are still waiting to feel richer for. patricia, al jazerra, new york. >> the number of loans the -- the value of loans made by commercial banks is pretty much back to where it was before the recession. but we need more lending and borrowing to get the economy in to a higher gear. what's not clear is whether the banks are unwilling to lends more of their excess reserves or whether as some banks say, demands for the loans simply isn't there. what is clear, is before long the u.s. economy w
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >> if you want to be conservative with your money you don't have to park it in a bank. you are a name we use a lot and i see you on tv. you are a smart guy and commenting on the markets in general. in fact we built up something of a specialty managing money for people that are conservative with their money. >> we look at each client and what their risk profile is. and at the end of the day their risk profile determines on how we allocate their account and invest for them. >> the risk profile suggests that some o of your investors don't want to risk their capital or lose it and they might want some kind of dividends or an income stream off it. >> the expectation is managing for the client you have to you have to understand over a five e or ten year period if you are a dividend investor you will do well. high dividend stocks have done very well and essentially investors have moved towards that. we want to overtime make money and yet have protection buy companies that are growing give dividends and growing at the same time. that protects you against the down side and inflation as well. they don
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
his plan to extend insurance policies canceled because they don't imply with the affordable care act. on friday executives gathered at the white house to say that his moves would create new problems for the industry and create higher premiums. insurance commissioners grade, and in case you didn't know it, the insurance plans are regulated by the states, not the federal government. but house republicans passed a bill that not only renews insurance plans canceled by obamacare but allow allows issue besides obamacare law. >>> the bill will never see the light of day in the u.s. senate and become law. just in six weeks obamacare law has gone from problematic to chaotic. first confuse over policies up for cancellation. at the heart of the latest issue is why those canceled plans don't measure up to the requirements of obamacare. insurance companies are canceling policies because they don't comply with the new law. our resident expert in all things healthcare explains why. >> reporter: insurers have been mailing out millions of letters to people who buy their own health insurance plans. th
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 3:30am EST
don't mean anything in and of themselves, but they give me an excuse to talk to you about your relationship to the stock market. about half of you are invested in the stock market. that means about half of you aren't. stocks and bonds are the most liquid investments americans can make to help build their wealth. everyone with a little extra money should invest. that means figuring out your personal appetite for risk, and building a smart portfolio 06 mutual funds that fit. you can start by answering some key questions. the most important being what is your investment time horizon. let's say you are around 50 years old, you want to save for retirement and you have ten years to grow your nest egg. next what are your financial goals? you want to retire to a golf course? finally you need to be honest about your tolerance for risk. let's assume you are comfortable with some market fluctuation. based on that criteria i just set up, here is a sample portfolio, which distributed your money in a way that offers to grow money and offer income. 51% of this portfolio is invested in stocks.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 6:30am EST
. the price tag $1,500. >> naturally i don't get angry, when i do, you know it. >> greg expected an increase. but not that much. >> out of blue, a letter saying your premiums would almost double was a shock. >> one reason - the message coming out of the white house. >> if you like your doctor. you'll be able to keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep four health care plan. >> the vast majority are covered through work, 15 million americans are like greg and aneata, purchasing insurance on their own. 85% of those policies are not compatible with the health law. insurers are mailing out millions of letters to customers, informing them that policies are being adjusted or descontinued. >> it was a punch in the symptom ag. >> in north carolina, 1,000 customers are getting letters and facing price hikes - especially in rural areas where fewer insurers competing can spell higher prices. new regulations can drive up costs. the new health law requires everyone to buy health insurance or pay a fine. there are now standards whether you buy it here in carolina or acro
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 3:30am EST
. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, hate-filled websites targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. >> well, it was a very close vote in seatac washington where the seattle airport is located. a ballot measure that raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour within seatac municipal boundaries. but opponents are demanding a hand recount because the final tally showed the measure pasted by 77 votes. adam is live in seattle. he's been following the story. the vote is in. what does this mean? >> well, what it means right now is that we're going to a recount because it's just that slim 77-vote margin. we don't expect the recount to take very long, ali. there were 6,001 votes cast. it will be hand recounted but we expect new numbers by the middle of
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
just don't want it to happen any more. we don't want the government to be extracting fines after the fact. >> before we get to whether we're doing good for the future, it was said today that this is going to mean that other banks will have to pay up. what do you think of that? >> well, i think it definitely means other banks will have to pay up. jp morgan's payment is based at least in part on the acquisitions of two forms. washington mutual, and bear sterns, and they were not good actors in all this, but there were others who were every bit as bad, bank of america acquired countrywide, and some of the mortgages that country wide was making was toxic. you have to believe that there is more money coming forth. >> one of the things that, quoting today's settlement is a major victory in a fight to hold those who caused the financial crisis accountable, is that true? >> well, i don't think so. here's why, you have to keep in mind that this money is coming out of the pockets in effect of jp morgan shareholders. it's not coming out of the pockets of the executives who made the bad loan
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >>> the government added 204,000 new jobs in october. but don't get too cared away. all these jobs reports are revised after the fact. and we just got the revision for september. it was revised upward. i know you're not getting excited. consumer sentiment is down to its leos point in two years. and concern, is always jobs security. that's understandable like our economic recovery as a whole the october jobs numbers painted a very mixed picture. the unemployment rate actually inched upward to 7.3% despite the number of jobs added. this might have come in lower if not for the hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed from their work during the government shutdown. they were counted in the calculation of this unemployment rate. either way ignore this. ignore this every month. more so this month. focus instead on the number of jobs added. i'm not done yet. i do want you to pay attention to this one. the labor force participation rate, 62.8%. that is the lowest we've seen in more than 35 years. and it suggests that more people are falling out of the workforce because they can't find
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
's just that slim 77-vote margin. we don't expect the recount to take very long, ali. there were 6,001 votes cast. it will be hand recounted but we expect new numbers by the middle of next week by sometime early next week. there are legal challenges under way to this initiative proposition one. that could delay implementation a bit. if this does take affect, it will raise the minimum wage as you said to $15 an hour. that's for workers at seatac international airport and businesses near and connected to the airport. it doesn't effect all minimum wage workers in the city of seatac. most of the people that it does effect at the airport and in related businesses don't live in the city where the votes were cast. >> explain this to me. businesses typically don't like big increases in minimum wage. they say it makes them uncompetitive and kills jobs. in this case are these businesses effected businesses that do businesses with the airport? >> absolutely. they are businesses that are working inside the airport or businesses who are in the area. big hotels, rental car companies, the big par
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 7:00pm EST
environment. >> well, there are people. you don't fix it by raising the price of everything, and excluding all kinds of people. most poor people don't even work. they--they're on welfare. the higher the make the minimum the harder it will be for them to ever get a job. you're excluding a whole bunch of people from entering the workforce, finding out how to get to work at 9:00 in the morning and find the bathroom on the first try. that is a nonsense policy and it doesn't help them. >> all right, bill, the next time you come on the show tell me what you really think. >> all right, take care. >> a very real milestone bit coin has broken the thousand dollar barrier. last week bit coin passed $900. think about this. a year ago you could get one for about $13. forget ecommerce. the next wife o line of commerce me-commerce. taking customerization to a whole new level. and the woman who may be the ultimate black friday shopper. there is a method to her madness and she'll share it with us right here on real money. >> connecting with customers a terrible business clichÉ but it's also a very real goal f
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 3:30am EST
look behind me and look at the shoppers, i don't see people endowed with tons and tons of bags. definitely a cautious atmosphere. people looking for the best deals and wage wages are stagnan the united states. but for those shoppers who come armed with smart phones and tablets there is an array of apps to help them target the very best deals. let your smart phone be your guide. shoppers may be browse center stores but they're using apps to find the best deals. >> there is going to be an enormous surge in the role that apps play . >> ecommerce sells this season will hit $80 billion and a lot of that will be done on smart phones and tablets. >> app developers are figuring out how to create shopping experiences that are on par and in a lot of cases better than what you get in the store. there is an opportunity to learn more about the product, watch demo videos, what it does and how it works. >> reporter: survey shows smart phone owners have three or four shopping apps. nearly half of black friday purchases will be made on mobile devices. >> we've dean great growth, we've seen doub
Al Jazeera America
Nov 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
. "real money" with ali velshi is up next. ♪ >>> the dow hit 16,000 for the first time but don't let a fear of heights scare you. i'll show you how to set up a smart portfolio and protect yourself from risk. and the argues for and against more regulation of bitcoin. and a computer lab small enough to fit in a backpack. i'm ali velshi, and this is "real money." ♪ >>> this is "real money." you are the most important part of the show, so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter at ajrealmoney. for the first time in history, the dow crossed the 16,000 mark. capping its fastest 1,000-point gain ever. the market has pulled back below 16,000 at closing, but it has gained close to 22% in 2013. the s&p 500 crossed the 1800 mark for the first time ever before also retreating slightly in the afternoon. the s&p is up more than the dow, almost 26% this year. 16,000 and 1800 don't mean anything in and of themselves, but they give me an excuse to talk to you about your relationship to the stock market. about half of you are invested in the stock market. that means about half o
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
in the market don't have. and his company hired people specifically, allegedly, because they had contacts at publicly traded companies. he also allegedly hired a particular portfolio manager even after being warned that he had a history of insider trading, and then finally the government accused him of having a compliance department that didn't do any compliance. they have essentially 40 people in the department, and the government says it was there for show. they are saying that really the incentive structure at the firm, which was based on these very large bonuses being paid at the end of the year motivated people to do this, and one of the interesting features of this particular fund is all of the portfolio managers were expected and encouraged to bring their best-trading ideases to him. how they presented it to him, we may never know. but effectively they were getting a cut of the profits. so the government is saying at a minimum he was turning a blind eye. >> interesting. sheila good to see you. thank you for joining us. >> thanks. >>> today on twitter and facebook we have been askin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 3:30am EST
recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, hate-filled websites targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. >> american manufacturers are facing a ticking biological clock of retiring workers and not enough young people properly trained to replace them. one of the conclusions published, finding 80% of the manufacturing workforce between the ages 46 to 65. one-third of manufacturing employees are between 55 and 64, and starting too look towards retirement, and three-quarters of the manufactur manufacturers surveyed say 25% of their workforce is under the age group that the manufacturers need for the future. this comes when manufacturers are already trying to fill 200,000 skilled factory jobs. they're saying there is a brain drain that companies need to take more seriously. we're joined now, paul, how much of
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 5:30am EDT
of the subsidies in place. earlier today we spoke with agriculture secretary. >> a lot of people don't understand the risks associated with farming. farmers may spend 500 or more dollars an acre putting in a crop. and they can lose some or all of their operation in an entire year. that's why it is important to have the safety net for farmers. >> now despite being called the farm bill, up to 80% of the money in it goes to food stamps. since the recession the number of americans on food stamps has risen to 48 million. republicans say the program is costly and wasteful, with too many recipients that weren't really needy. the democratically controlled senate passed a bill that would reduce the food stamp program by $4 billion over the next decade. sounds like a lot, right? the house has passed a version that cuts out $40 billion, ten times as much over the next ten years now it's up to both sides to reconcile the two bills. patricia sabga reports. >> reporter: food stamps are one of the most hotly contested issues in the farm bill and an enduring source of political controversy since they were create
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 3:30am EST
of sales, then the companies don't make as much, so it isn't often not boater for them. >> that is absolutely true. that it can hurt on the margin line, but the smart retailers that have gotten ahead of this, and plans for this season, understand that where is customer spends more of their total dollar in that store. so first of all they protect their share, and second darely, they are able to pick up some extra points of margin on merchandise that maybe isn't as heavily promoted but the consumer buys while they are in buying their $2.99 television. >> and the slippery slope is in part because we keep talking about the fact that it is going to be promotional, people wait for it, they don't necessarily head out on the fist weekend after black friday, or on black friday, and maybe they wait because they think come the last week before christmas they will give away the house. >> yak tell you of 20 years of living in the retail space, every single year we hear about the fact that the black friday time period will be promotional, and retailers will be fighting for share, i h
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 3:30am EST
they just recommend that you block that recommend that you block that person. person. >> i don't want to minimise >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that some really horrible things that are on are on line, and it's not - it's line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has not just twitter, what has happened through social media happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, that you see websites, hate-filled websites hate-filled websites targetting targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. those that exist as well. >> and now a techknow minute... >> and now a techknow minute... >> connecting with customers a >> connecting with customers a terrible business clichÉ but terrible business clichÉ but it's also a very real goal for it's also a very real goal for every company out there. every company out there.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 3:30am EST
and especially businesses that don't necessarily fit the cookie cutter mold of big institutions. i'm talking about community banks. hundreds of which did in fact fail during the financial melt down. >> as patricia sabga reports, new rules and changing landscape for banking. >> this town needs this me reply one horse institution only to have someplace people can come without crawling to potter. >> in it's a wonderful life, community banks still play a vital role in the nation's economy. providing loans to small businesses and farms and individuals whose needs and profiles don't always fit the rigid criteria of big banks. >> rural areas are especially important areas served by community banks, especially smaller community banks because those are the areas that large banks either don't want to serve or are pulling back from serving. >> typically defined as banks with less than $1 billion in assets community banks fared worse than their bigger counterparts during the financial crisis. of the 414 fdic banks that failed between january 2008 and december of 2011, 85% were community banks. the rough
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
to do the work. >> part of the problem is the coolness factor that young people don't think it's cool to be part of manufacturing. explain, there are people who are going to look at this and say, sewing machines, that is so 19 50's, why would i want to work with this mike miller even if he is a nice guy. >> we're making cool things. we're doing medical product, and cool products for a company called shinola. they're making watches, bikes, and they're making bags and other leather products right in detroit. we're working with them to try and make those products. they are cool. that is a cool factor. we've got design people here who are doing really great stuff, and those folks are young. they're coming out of the technical cools schools, and i k they find it very cool. >> how perplex is it for a young person to work in that factory of yours and learn how to use this equipment? iis it very difficult? >> well, you have to want to do it, and there is a certain level of dexterity that quiet honestly you either have or don't have. but once it's determined that you do have that it's really a
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Nov 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
the billio billionaires, and i don't think they're buying gold. >> let's take the conspiracy out of it. the idea of gold as a hedge. the performance of gold this year proves one thing clearly. different types of assets behave differently under the same circumstances. is it worth having some of these precious mel metals in their portfolio as a hedge. >> i would say yes, it is diversification. but above you get above the 15% allocation of gold i think that's extreme. that's fundamentalist. i think that's way too high. i think there is so much opportunity in the public equity markets even after a 28% run up that, you know, if you want to put money in gold, that's okay. but don't get too extreme about it. like the past ten years has been different because the stimulus policies were totally open ended. now we're talking about the taper. that changes everything. >> we all think it's going to end at some point. gold at these levels. why do you think--where do you think gold goes from here? how should we think about it? >> so right now gold is about $1,245 an ounce. granted it hit $1,900 recen
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